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We feel that we are greater than we know.
It is the mind that makes us rich and happy, in whatever conditions we are, and money signifies no more to it than it does to the gods.
Who looks outside, dreams… who looks inside, awakes.
A good disposition I far prefer to gold, for gold is the gift of fortune, while goodness of disposition is the gift of nature. I prefer much rather to be called good than fortunate.
Before making that unkind remark, taste it yourself before you dish it out.
We don’t have to quarrel about a word because “God” is only a word, a concept. One never quarrels about reality. We only quarrel about opinions, about concepts, about judgments. Drop your concepts, drop your opinions, drop your prejudices, drop your judgments, and you will see that.
It is all the same to be living and dead, waking and sleeping, young and old, as each of these alternately change into the other.
I stood in the midst of the world and revealed myself to them in the flesh. I have found them all intoxicated, not one of them was thirsty and my soul grieved for the children of humanity.
Whenever a mind is simple, and receives a divine wisdom, old things pass away: means, teachers, texts, temples fall. It lives now, and absorbs past and future into the present hour. All things are made sacred by relation to it, one as much as another. All things are dissolved to their centre by their cause, and, in the universal miracle, petty and particular miracles disappear.
Let me tell you, that as here lies all the true and real freedom, which cannot be taken from you, so in the constant exercise of this freedom, that is, in a continual leaving yourself to, and depending upon the operation of God in your soul, lies all your road to heaven. No divine virtue can be had any other way.
It is the recognition or non-recognition of these principles that a man finds or fails to find freedom.
A person can be said to have grown up on the day he does not need to be lied to about anything.
The wish to untie, through understanding of their true nature, the chains of selfishness and sensuality — this is the yearning for freedom.
I do not wish to live what is not life.
What is the use of going right over the old track again? You must make tracks into the unknown.
It is therefore exceedingly good and beneficial to us to discover this dark, disordered fire of the soul, because when rightly known and rightly dealt with, it can as well be the foundation of heaven.
Ring the bell that still can ring.
Forget the perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.
A true-devoted pilgrim is not weary to measure kingdoms with his feeble steps.
Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column.
Love sees what no eye sees; love hears what no ear hears.